Staff Information

Academic Support Programs


In the Savanna School District, Saturday Academy and Summer Academy are two of the extended learning programs offered to our students. Extended learning programs provide students with additional academic support beyond the traditional school day. These programs support and enhance the curriculum while providing differentiation.

Saturday Academy Program

Attendance at Saturday Academy provides the opportunity for a student to make up absences and to receive additional academic support. Knowing that good attendance at the elementary school level is the responsibility of parents, Saturday Academy is NOT punitive. Instead, students will be exposed to engaging lessons as well as have the opportunity to participate in hands-on academic activities. Exact lessons will vary from week to week with a strong emphasis in the areas of reading, writing, science and technology.

Students do not need to bring anything to Saturday Academy. All academic materials will be provided for students by the Savanna School District. Please leave backpacks and other materials at home.

Saturday Academy sessions are from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., on specific dates throughout the year; dates for the 2017-18 school year can be found below. Parents of students invited to Saturday Academy for excessive absences or tardies will be notified by letter. Students receiving such a letter are expected to attend Saturday Academy for the entire morning. Any other parent wishing to have his/her child attend Saturday Academy for academic support should contact the school principal for the date and location of the next Saturday Academy session. All sessions meet from 8:00 a.m. to noon and students must be in attendance the entire 240 minutes to receive credit.

Saturday Academy dates for 2017-18:

September 23, 2017

October 7, 2017

October 21, 2017

November 4, 2017

December 2, 2017

December 16, 2017

January 20, 2018

February 3, 2018

February 10, 2018

February 24, 2018

March 3, 2018

March 24, 2018

April 7, 2018

April 21, 2018

May 5, 2018

Summer Academy Program

Our 2017 Summer Academy Program was a tremendous success for the over 400 students in attendance! With a strong focus in language arts, math, science, and technology, students attending Summer Academy receivde instruction to assist them in meeting or exceeding grade level standards. With the integration of student computers and iPads in every classroom, students were provided with an engaging, educational experience.